Police Report - 8/2/18

Women go wild stealing cars and committing assault
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Police Report

The following represent a portion of the calls responded to by officers from the Laurel Police Department. Unless otherwise indicated, all cases are considered under investigation. Anyone with information about these or other crimes is encouraged to call the LPD at 628-8737.

July 22

• At 12:51 a.m. officers received an agency assist call from Carbon County concerning a possible impaired driver in a white SUV. Officers located the vehicle in Laurel and conducted a traffic stop when the driver crossed the center line near East Main and Yard Office Road. Officers noticed an open can of beer in the the vehicle and an odor of alcohol. There were five children in the vehicle. After failing field sobriety tests, Aaron Lurz, 30, of Laurel was charged with misdemeanor DUI and five counts of felony criminal child endangerment. He was transported to Yellowstone County Detention Facility.

July 23

• At 6:33 p.m. officers received a report of a stolen truck at the 500 block of Montana. The victim stated he went in his house for 30 minutes and when he came outside the vehicle was gone. The truck was almost out of gas so he went looking for it and located it at a gas station in Park City. An off-duty Columbus police officer was also at the gas station and saw the victim block the stolen truck in and attempt to grab the keys from the driver. Gabrielle Do, 27 of Laurel was arrested and transported to the Laurel PD where she refused to speak with officers. She was charged with felony theft of a motor vehicle and transported the YCDF.

• At 6:33 p.m. officers received a report of a female who was caught on video surveillance rifling through two vehicles. Officers determined it was the same female who had driven a stolen truck to Park City. Gabrielle Do was subsequently charged with two counts of criminal trespass to a vehicle.

July 25

• At 12:47 p.m. officers responded to a disturbance on the 700 block of East Main. Two officers arrived and met with the male and female party. They determined the female had assaulted the male and when Doris Zearfoss, 33, of Laurel was informed she would be charged for misdemeanor parter or family member assault, she resisted arrest. Officers subdued her and she was also charged with disorderly con- duct and resisting arrest.

July 26

• At 3:18 a.m. officers received a theft complaint from Walmart. When officers arrived they learned security had stopped a male attempting to leave the store wearing stolen clothing. They observed video surveillance of the male entering the store wearing different clothing. Thomas Beaumont, 29, of Busby was charged with theft. He received a notice to appear in city court and was released.

• At 8:11 p.m. officers responded to a report of a family disturbance on the 200 block of W. 3rd St. While en route they learned the disturbance had gotten physical. When officers arrived they separated the parties and Katharine Hackey, 57, of Laurel was arrested for partner or family member assault and transported to YCDF.

July 28

• At 9:58 p.m. officers received a report of a theft from Walmart that occurred on July 27. Security had reviewed surveillance footage and observed a female leaving the store with stolen goods. They were able to get a license plate number and the investigation is ongoing.

Stillwater County

Sheriff’s Office

July 23

• At 6:21 p.m. a deputy advised a citizen flagged them down with a question about a seatbelt violation ticket they had received. They stated they already paid their fine but had received a notice to appear. The deputy advised the citizen to contact Justice Court because the fine was most likely applied to the bond.

• At 6:37 p.m. a deputy was with a truck at the Buffalo Mirage Fishing Access Site. The deputy gave a warning for operating a vehicle be- low the high water mark.

• At 7:28 p.m. a 911 caller at the Kwik Stop stated a fight had broke out near the gas pump. They advised a female in a pickup got fuel and attempted to drive off without paying. The caller went outside to stop the woman when a male pulled in front of the truck, blocking her exit. He jumped onto the truck and attempted to get the female out of the vehicle. The reporting party stated an off–duty city officer was on scene. At 7:36 p.m. dispatch advised the vehicle was stolen out of Laurel and the male was the registered owner. At 7:43 p.m. a deputy had the female in custody. At 8:12 p.m. Laurel PD requested hit confirmation for the vehicle involved.

• At 10:14 p.m. a caller on Sportsman Park Road stated there were eight cows on the roadway. At 10:52 p.m. a deputy stated a neigh- bor was able to wrangle the cattle and the owner would go get the cows.

July 24

• At 1:02 a.m. a 911 caller stated he left his friend’s house and the friend followed him to the Zip Trip and punched him in the eye. He said no medical attention was needed. He stated he had his bag with him and the other male punched him and tried to grab it. He advised it happened in the lounge, but was currently outside. The second male left the truck stop when the victim called law enforcement. At 1:13 a.m. the caller stated he had known the male for two years and had never been subject to violence from him before. At 1:27 p.m. the victim stated he didn’t want to press charges, but asked deputies to speak with him about his behavior. At 1:29 p.m. deputies were at the male’s address.

• At 3:36 a.m. Laurel dispatch advised of a female with lower body pain. At 3:41 a.m. a second page was sent for the Park City ambulance. At 3:52 a.m. LPD advised that due to no response they would request service from elsewhere.

July 25

• At 1:42 a.m. a deputy at mile marker 428 on Interstate 90 was advised a driver had a misdemeanor warrant from MHP but YCDF wouldn’t accept him. The driver was cited for a suspended drivers license, no insurance and no license plate lamp.

• At 9:31 a.m. a caller on Wild Turkey Ridge Road stated they were concerned for a dog being kept on a chain in the yard. They advised the chain had rubbed the dog’s back so much there was no hair left. At 2:58 p.m. a deputy spoke with the owner on the phone and made arrangements to meet them the following day.

• At 9:42 a.m. a 911 caller ad- vised being involved in a high– speed accident at Pine Crest Road and Highway 10. The RP stated they had a cut on their head that was bleeding but there were no serious injuries to either occupants. Both vehicles were on scene but were totaled and disabled. Columbus medical and fire were paged. At 10:14 a.m. Hanser’s advised they were en route to tow the vehicles. At 10:21 a.m. FedEx advised they were sending another truck to unload the one involved in the accident.

July 26

• At 12:49 a.m. a caller at Jack Rabbit Reds advised while they were in the back of the casino changing some equipment someone stole his phone. The caller stated they had the thief on video surveillance.

• At 7:55 p.m. a caller at Lezetta’s Diner stated an employee’s tires had been slashed. At 12:03 a.m. on July 27 a deputy took a criminal mischief report.

July 27

• At 9:34 a.m. a caller at the Zip Trip stated there was a man in the store acting strange and was unable to stand up. The man left the building and got into a black vehicle with an unknown direction of travel. At 9:42 a.m. a deputy and MHP were advised.

• At 12:59 p.m. a caller stated two kids were playing on a rock pile on church property. He said he asked them to leave because he didn’t like the attitude they had given him in the past, and they told him no. He stated he thought the parents sent the kids there just to mess with him. At 1:07 p.m. the pastor of the church advised she had received multiple calls about two kids playing on a gravel pile on church property. She asked for a deputy to patrol the area. At 1:51 p.m. a deputy spoke with the children and advised them to stay off of church property.

• At 6:41 p.m. MHP advised U.S. Marshals were tracking a subject through Stillwater county and requested assistance from the Sheriff’s office in stopping the subject. They advised there was a $500,000 warrant on the individual. At 6:45 p.m. a Marshal was heading towards Columbus and units were staging at mile marker 408. At 7:16 p.m. the subject was near the Park County line.

• At 8:02 p.m. a caller on North Clark Street stated three kids were riding bikes on a gravel pile by the church and riding into traffic.

• At 11:25 p.m. a deputy advised three individuals ran from a car and were heading down 3rd Ave. South. At 11:31 p.m. Billings Comm. Cen- ter advised the vehicle was not sto- len. At 11:55 p.m. the deputy had not located the individuals but was pulled off because of a higher priority call. At 12:19 a.m. on July 28, the deputy spoke to the vehicle’s owner and daughter. The daughter stated she was in Laurel and the vehicle is outside. She stated she was in Park City around 8 p.m. but wasn’t near the vehicle when the deputy saw it.

July 29

• At 7:48 a.m. a caller on Yellowstone Bluffs Road stated his neighbor was being weird and wanted it on record. He said the previous evening the neighbor put a spotlight on his flagpole. No action was required.

• At 6:30 p.m. a caller requested to speak with the deputy who she said almost caused her to wreck, stating he swerved in front of her with his lights on and she almost rolled. At 6:36 p.m. the deputy attempted to reach the caller but there was no answer and their voicemail was full.

July 30

• At 10:59 a.m. a 911 caller near mm 415 on I–90 advised of a semi that blew tires and started a grass fire. At 11:04 a.m. Park City was assembling a crew. A deputy advised the grass and vehicle fires were out. At 11:15 p.m. a deputy advised the rear duals on the semi trailer were blown and the vehicle was well off the road.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018
First & third Fridays, 7 p.m. at Riverside Hall, at Riverside Park south of Laurel. President: Daisy Henckel 406-591-6969, or www.facebook.com/thelaureljaycees/
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Monday, September 24, 2018
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Monday, September 24, 2018
Second & fourth Monday 11 am., Big Horn Resort, 1801 Majestic Lane, 281-8455
Monday, September 24, 2018
Mondays & Fridays, 1 p.m., Laurel Senior Center, 720 S. 4th St.
Monday, September 24, 2018
Al-Anon, Mondays, 1:30 p.m., 201 1/2 E. Main St.

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